Internet Desk: India’s star tennis player Sania Mirza will miss the Australian Open 2018 which will be played earlier next year due to knee injury. The glamour girl confirmed the news by herself.
“Basically I have something that’s called a jumper’s knee. So it’s extremely painful…like I am okay to walk but it’s painful to change directions and play. That’s the biggest problem. So I can run straight but I can’t actually do plyometric stuff on it,” the 31-year-old told reporters at the Premjit Lall Invitational Tennis Tournament at the Jaidip Mukherjea Academy.
“When I spoke to my doctor a couple of months ago, they told me to take a couple of months off, then see how it feels before getting into a process of either surgery or injections or whatever.
“So when I saw them, the pain wasn’t less after two months. So now we have to take a call whether we have to do a surgery or take a couple of injections.
“So it’s a little up in the air. I can’t tell you a definitive when but it won’t be before the next couple of months atleast. I will be missing the Australian Open for sure,” Sania added.
According to Sania she needs some time to get back on court, though she is hopeful of taking a part in the Commonwealth Games (April 4 to 15) and Asian Games (August 18- September 2) next year.
“Hopefully I will be okay for that. I’ve always said that every time people ask me about plans ahead, as tennis players we don’t know about our health. We don’t know where will be at that point. It’s still one year, it’s a long time anything can happen. Hopefully I’ll be healthy again,” the 31-year old former world No.1 in the women’s doubles said.